The Titans get some much-needed help at cornerback with the addition of ten-year veteran Tramaine Brock.
The Tennessee Titans have claimed cornerback Tramaine Brock off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Brock was waived by the Cardinals on Monday following their 34-7 blowout loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams. According to PFF, he was their highest rated corner in coverage, beating out former Pro Bowler and All-Pro Patrick Peterson.
He finished his Cardinals tenure with 37 total tackles (two for a loss) and three pass deflections in ten games (seven starts).
In order to make room for Brock, the Titans released center Hroniss Grasu, per Paul Kuharsky.
The Titans have been absolutely decimated by injuries to the cornerback position this season, losing Malcolm Butler for the season after breaking his wrist in their Week 9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
LeShaun Sims missed this past Sunday’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts after an ankle injury suffered the week prior. Adoree’ Jackson suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win, and the extent of the injury will not be known until Wednesday at the earliest.
With the Titans’ cornerback situation in shambles just as the team faces a tough stretch of games, signing Brock at very least gives them veteran leadership at the position, as aside from Logan Ryan, the Titans do not have very much in the way of pro experience when it comes to playing cornerback.
The hope is that Brock will be able to fill in while Sims and Jackson recuperate from their respective injuries.
Brock came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Belhaven University. He spent his first eight seasons in the league with the San Francisco 49ers, and was a member of their NFC Championship team that eventually fell to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
Since being released in 2017, Brock has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and finally the Cardinals. In 113 total games (52 starts), he has accumulated 246 tackles, 53 pass deflections, 11 interceptions, a forced fumble, and a touchdown.
At the age of 31, Brock will look to help the Titans make a late-season push for the playoffs as we enter the home stretch of the NFL regular season.